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Old Feb 18, 2004, 07:53 PM
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Packing Tape not sticking to Depron?!?!

What do you guys use to for hinge tape when using Depron? Packing tape doesn't seem to stick well to it at all!

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Napolean
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 08:45 PM
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Use an adhesive spray to very lightly spray the foam before you affix the tape. Be careful when you use the spray because most of them have acetone which will eat foam. If you lightly spray about 3 feet away from the foam, the acetone will evaporate before it hits the foam. I've used the newer 3M spray this way and haven't melted any foam yet.

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Old Feb 19, 2004, 12:20 AM
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Try wiping the Depron down with alcohol prior to taping.
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 02:24 AM
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Blenderm tape sticks very well to Depron.
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 05:20 PM
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I personally have shied away from any type of Hinge Tape. Almost always seems to pull away near the control horn or worse. Been using the mylar found in old floppy disks. Cut to shape, drill some holes in the part that is inserted into the depron (for the epoxy). Control LE surfaces need to be "V" shaped vs. tapered.
My simple $.02

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Old Feb 19, 2004, 08:39 PM
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Napolean, your airplane isnt by any chance airbrushed is it? I found that packing tape does not like to stick to airbrushed depron foam. On plain white it has worked fine for me.


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